Antonin Claude Dominique Just, duc de Mouchy

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Antonin Claude Dominique Just de Noailles

Also Known As: "VII Prince de Poix IV Duc espagnol de Mouchy"
Birthdate: (68)
Birthplace: Paris, Paris, Île-de-France, France
Death: August 1, 1846 (68)
Paris, Paris, Île-de-France, France
Immediate Family:

Son of Philippe Louis Marc Antoine de Noailles, II. duc de Poix and Anne Marie Louise de Beauvau-Craon
Husband of Mélanie de Talleyrand-Périgord,
Father of Charles Philippe de Noailles, V. duc de Mouchy; Charles Antonin, comte de Noailles; Amédée Adéláïde Louis de Noailles and Angélique Léontine Sabine Alexandrine de Noailles
Brother of Charles Arthur Tristan Languedoc de Noailles

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About Antonin Claude Dominique Just, duc de Mouchy


  • Son of Philippe-Louis-Marc-Antoine de Noailles (1752 ✝ 1819), and of the Anne Louise Marie de Beauvau (1750 ✝ 1834), he was a student at the College des Grassins. Anne Louise Marie was a daughter of Charles Just de Beauvau and grand daughter of Emmanuel Théodose de La Tour d'Auvergne.
  • During the French revolution, which tested his family so cruelly, he lived in Paris with his mother in the greatest darkness. He did not reappear until the Consulate, when in 1803, he married a niece of Prince de Talleyrand, and was introduced in 1806, to Napoleon who named him chamberlain. Created count of Worsen on 27 September 1810, he commanded in 1814, a company of national guard of Paris.
  • He welcomed the return of the Bourbons, with the Treaty of Fontainebleau (1814). Louis XVIII treated him extremely well with Compiègne, created him Knight of the Order of Saint-Louis and commander of the Légion d'honneur on 13 August 1814 and named him ambassador to Saint Petersburg, where he remained until 1819; persona grata with the czar, he was the only foreign minister allowed at the imperial table on the dinner of 24 December 1814. With the death of his father, he inherited the title count of Noailles, after the renunciation of his older brother, Charles-Arthur-Tristan-Languedoc de Noailles, 2nd duc de Mouchy. Returning to France, he was presented to the delegation, and lost 1 October 1821, in the 2nd Arrondissement of Meurthe (Lunéville), with 51 votes against 107 with the elected official, Mr. Laruelle. Nominated president of the large college of Meurthe in 1824, he was elected, on March 6 of this same year, by this same college, with 185 votes (194 voters, 224 registered voters). He expressed his moderate opinions in the Chamber of Deputies, and joined the liberal party.
  • Charles X named him knight of the Order of the Holy Spirit on 30 May 1825.
  • Returning to private life in 1827, Mr. de Noailles occupied himself in charitable works, was one of the founders of the Company for the improvement of the prisons and chaired administration of the Company of prévoyance.

Family life

  • He is the younger son of Philippe-Louis-Marc-Antoine de Noailles (1752 ✝ 1819), and of the duchess Anne Louise Marie of Beauvau-Craon (1750 ✝ 1834).


  • on May 11, 1803, Françoise Xavière Melanie Honorine of Talleyrand-Périgord (September 18, 1785 - Paris ✝ February 19, 1863 - Versailles), lady of Madam , duchess of Berry, niece of Prince de Talleyrand, and daughter of Archambaud-Louis-Joseph (September 1, 1762 - Paris ✝ May 3, 1838 - Saint-Germain-en-Laye), duke of Talleyrand-Périgord, general lieutenant of the armies of the king, and Madelaine-Henriette-Sabine Olivier de Senozan-Viriville (1764 ✝ July 26, 1794), victim of revolutionary tribunal.

They had four children:

  1. Charles-Philippe-Henri de Noailles (1808 ✝ 1854), 5th duc de Mouchy, Princes de Poix;
  2. Charles Antonin (March 13, 1810 ✝ August 24, 1852 - Chateau du Val (Seine-et-Marne)), styled comte de Noailles, commander of the Légion d'honneur, married in Paris, 25 1849, Anne Marie Elena Cosvelt;
  3. Amédée Adelaide Louis (October 9, 1811 ✝ February 27, 1860 - Valves), Secretary of embassy;
  4. Angelica Léontine Sabine Alexandrine (May 13, 1819 - Paris ✝ March 20, 1870 - Paris) who married (September 5, 1846) Lionel Widdrington-Standish (1823 ✝ 1920).


Old chamberlain of Napoleon, Just de Noailles became ambassador of France in Russia (1814–1819) then appointed of Meurthe (Lunéville), (1824–1827).

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Antonin Claude Dominique Just, duc de Mouchy's Timeline

August 22, 1777
Paris, Paris, Île-de-France, France
September 9, 1808
Age 31
March 13, 1810
Age 32
October 9, 1811
Age 34
May 13, 1819
Age 41
August 1, 1846
Age 68
Paris, Paris, Île-de-France, France